Shakespeare in the Park - Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare in the Park continues Thursday through Sunday this weekend featuring Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare in the Park is produced by the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.
The Festival was started in 1988 by a group of local actors who started the first Shakespeare in the Park with As You Like It. There were 6 performances that summer with over 1000 attendees.
Shakespeare in the Park, in 24 years, has grown into the areas leading professional theatre and is the local authority on the works of Shakespeare. Between 10,000 and 15,000 people attend this free event each summer.
Performances of Romeo and Juliet this summer were Thursdays through Sundays from August 18th to this weekend, being the last. Pre-Show entertainment starts at 6:30, the Show at 7:30. The shows are free, but there is a suggested donation of $10.
Shakespeare in the park is the perfect evening out. There are food vendors there or you can pack a picnic. The lawn directly in front of the stage is reserved for blankets. People with lawn chairs are behind them.